Social networks are becoming increasingly present and already part of the lives of many of us. Without becoming a dependency, is a tool that allows us to stay in touch with our friends and acquaintances, as they once were postcards, letters, and landline for example.
The minimum age for access to a social network is 14 years (at least for Facebook and Tuenti in Spain), but it is common knowledge that children try to access these networks long before, forcing network managers to eliminate many accounts created by children under 14 years . We all know any examples of cousin, nephew, etc. who ever tried to add us as a friend on Facebook and certainly is conduct 'reprehensible' (and reportable to the networks) to recommend to inform their parents.
But what if there is an account type supervised social networks? This would create the parent account and would control all activity and important actions of the account, for example. If someone tries to add as friend to your child, it seems reasonable that let you decide if you accept this request, as in real life, in which parents appreciate friendships and would not, for example, that a child is " friend "of an unknown adult.
Parents would also authorize the images that are uploaded to these sheltered accounts, etc..
These accounts serve to children to be in contact with his uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc.. but always with adult supervision, as happens in real life.
Social networks, typically, no more trying to model real life, create a digital replica of the real relations.
Such accounts would allow children to be learning to use social networks and know their dangers always helped and guided by their parents.
A good analogy would be, to teach a child to cross the street. first accompanying his father / mother and I will explain, you have to cross when 'the doll is green', it has to look to the sides, not running, etc ... and as the child is assimilating confidence can go ceding necessary to do it alone and with the security that know the risks.